Doctor of Philosophy Degree
Specialized graduate training in medicine, veterinary science, and management.
Pursue in-depth research and training in clinical teaching methodology and practice with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in any of 14 programs.
The doctorate degree program prepares PhD students for leading roles at top scientific research institutes or expert positions in government organizations and for-profit industries. With personalized training paths for both medical and veterinary graduates, SGU’s PhD program offers an intensive focus on clinical applications in veterinary and human medicine.
Additionally, SGU’s School of Arts and Sciences offers a PhD in Management for graduates who have an MBA, MPH, MS, MPhil, or MA.
Our PhD programs are offered through our medical school, veterinary school, and arts and sciences school. To earn a PhD, you must complete at least 60 credits. Your research and coursework will be directed by your supervisory committee.
Doctoral Thesis and Defense
All PhD programs require the production and defense of a doctoral thesis. All completed theses, upon the recommendation of the chair of the supervisory committee, are submitted to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and forwarded to an external examiner. A final oral presentation and defense of the thesis must be successfully completed prior to being awarded the PhD degree.
PhD Concentration Areas
Choose your PhD concentration from 14 focus areas including PhD degree in medicine and others noted below.